While it is east to pay at a store with your credit card or to shop online, your financial information also becomes easier to steal.

KSAT-12 Crime Analyst Eddie Gonzalez has some tips to make it a little hard for hackers to get a hold of your personal information:

  • Has as much control as possible of your information.
  • If you are going to make online transactions, make sure you use a site well known to you.
  • Be aware of where your information is going.
  • Shred any paperwork you are done with.